Three teams from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute won first place in three airport challenges at the Transportation Research Board’s annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs, a design challenge presented by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Two additional Polytechnic teams placed second and third.
Richard Voyles has been named the Daniel C. Lewis Professor in Purdue Polytechnic.
Greg Strimel, assistant professor of engineering/technology teacher education, was recognized by Purdue Student Life as Advisor of the Year for his work with TEECA (Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association).
Hayley Grisez, a rising sophomore studying engineering/technology teacher education (ETTE), was honored with Purdue Student Life’s Emerging Leader award.
Nicole Hands received Purdue’s Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award.
Mark T. Schuver, director of professional education for Purdue Online – Polytechnic Institute, received the Joseph M. Biedenbach Award for Distinguished Service from the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Purdue Polytechnic faculty and staff are recognized frequently for their achievements. This summary, presented in chronological order, covers awards and recognition received from December 2018 through November 2019.
Phillip Sanger is using a Fulbright Scholarship to study intercultural and gender influences at play in team dynamics by teaching at Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU) in Russia. He is also creating a four-year spine of courses that will help KNRTU students learn to manage real-world projects in challenging multicultural teams and help professors there incorporate project-based learning throughout their curricula.
Mesut Akdere and Renu Dalal won Emerald Publishing’s “Highly Commended” 2019 award for their co-authored article “Talent Development: Status Quo and Future Directions.”
Purdue Polytechnic’s Anthony Sparkling has been honored with the Early Career Award from ELECTRI International, the Foundation for Electrical Construction.